This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, under grant number 1001589 to Mu-Hyun Baik, whom we thank for computational resources. We also thank Prof. Bernd F. Straub for stimulating discussions at the origin of this work, and both Prof. Kirk A. Peterson, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University and Dr. Richard L. Lord for computational advice.
New Approaches to Functionalizing Metal-Coordinated N2†
Article first published online: 2 APR 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 18, pages 4726–4732, April 26, 2013
How to Cite
Andino, J. G., Mazumder, S., Pal, K. and Caulton, K. G. (2013), New Approaches to Functionalizing Metal-Coordinated N2 . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 4726–4732. doi: 10.1002/anie.201209168
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 15 NOV 2012
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 1001589
- click chemistry;
- high-energy molecules;
- nitrogen fixation;
N2, can do: Converting the refractory molecule N2 into synthetic chemicals is thermodynamically preferred when the derivatizing reactant is a “high-energy molecule”, one with a positive enthalpy of formation. Alkynes and allenes are thus targeted for this purpose (see scheme), and a range of likely products are identified, especially those with NN bonds, including bipyrroles.